A visual representation of the obesity epidemic
Obesity is defined as: “Body Mass Index (BMI) of 30 or higher. “Here is a video from the CDC that show obesity trends in the United States between 1985 and 2010.” The video speaks for itself. “
“What this shows is that by 2010, no state had a prevalence of obesity less than 20%. “Thirty-six states have a prevalence equal to or greater than 25%; 12 of these states (Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and West Virginia) have a prevalence equal to or greater than 30%. “Source: US Obesity Trends, CDC.